Welcome to day six of the World Cup in Qatar and it’s Wales we deal with this morning as they get set to face Iran.
Each side come into this recreation in dire want of a constructive consequence in the event that they harbour any ambitions of getting past the group levels and with the remaining Group B sides – England and USA – dealing with off later, that is their likelihood to make a press release.
Whereas many Welsh followers will maybe be upset that their aspect couldn’t go on and beat USA of their opening match on Monday, 1-1 was in all probability a good consequence on steadiness.
Rob Web page’s aspect struggled to determine themselves within the first half, going a purpose behind to a Timothy Weah purpose with talisman Gareth Bale trying considerably out of kinds.
Nonetheless, cometh the hour, cometh the person. Regardless of an underwhelming total show, Bale stepped up and scored an important second-half penalty which rewarded good Welsh work after the break.
Whereas not ultimate, a draw was removed from disastrous for the boys in pink they usually now have the possibility to arrange a grandstand conflict with England subsequent Tuesday ought to they arrive out of this one with three factors.
On the different finish of the spectrum, Iran did endure a disastrous day at workplace on Monday. A loss to England was anticipated however a 6-2 thumping was not.
Billed as a well-drilled defensive aspect with a restricted however a minimum of current attacking edge, Iran proved far too porous and have been totally uncovered by a top quality England efficiency.
Carlos Queiroz will likely be on the lookout for his aspect to return to the kind of kind that noticed them defeat Uruguay in a pre-tournament pleasant in September.
Striker Medhi Taremi was billed as Iran’s massive attacking menace coming into this event, so his brace in opposition to England was a minimum of proof that he’s in a goalscoring temper.
The query then turns into whether or not Iran can do the enterprise on the defensive finish to ensure his efforts actually rely.
Full crew information is anticipated from 9am.